Postgrad Paths show notes
Episode 1: “The Pathway to Nursing: Accelerated Nursing Programs”
Host: Julie Matthews
The episode begins with an introduction to the show’s concept. “Postgrad Paths,” is designed to put a spotlight on various directions a person can go in life after he or she completes an undergraduate degree. Each episode will focus on a specific postgrad direction.
“The Pathway to Nursing: Accelerated Nursing Programs” focuses on accelerated nursing programs that allow someone with a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field to pursue a nursing career.
After an introduction to the podcast concept, the first portion of the show focuses on background information about these programs, including the difference between BSN and MSN programs.
The next portion of the show is an interview with Laura, a student currently enrolled in a MSN accelerated nursing program. She provides an inside look into this program, sharing both practical information and her personal experience. Additionally, she gives information about steps to take for those seriously considering pursuing an accelerated nursing program.
The final portion of the show is devoted to general information about nursing, including job outlook and work environments. Additionally, there is information about advanced practice registered nurses and the different specialties available to them.
Online resources mentioned in the podcast include:
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook